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THE MICHIAN DAILY

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P, hl ihed every mrn ig C pt - Monday
wrn the unItersity year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.

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Mmeof Western Conference Editorial
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled
to the use for republication of all news dis-
patches credited to it or not otherwise credited
in this paper and the local news published
herein.
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Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
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OfficesrtAnn Arbor Press Building, May-
nar~d Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 2214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone"4925
MANAGING EDITOR
ELLIS B. MERRY
Editorial Chairmian........ George C. Tilley
City Editor... .........Pierce Ro nberg
News Editor...............lonald J. KlineI
Sports Editor........ Edward 1L. Warner, Jr.
Women's Editor.. ........Marjorie Follmer
Telegraph *Editor:........Cassam A. Wilson
Music and Drama........William JGorman
Literary Editor..........Lawrence R. Klein
Assistant City Editor....Robert J. Feldrran
Night Editors--f ditorial Board Members
Frank E. Cooper Henry J. Merry
William C. Gentry Robert L. Sloss
Charles R. Kauffnian Walter W. Wilds
Gurney Williams
Reporters
Bertram; Askwith Lester May
Helen Bare David M. Nichol
Maxwell B~auer William Page
Dary L. Behymer Howard 11.gPeckham,
Benjamin I. Berentsonllugh Pierce
Allan H. Berkman Victor Rabinowitz
Arthur J. Bernstein John D. Reindel
.S. Beach Conger Jeannie Roberts
'Thomas M. Cooley *oseph A. Russell
ohn TH. Denier Joseph R euwitcl
Heen Domine William P. Salzarulo
Margaret Eckel Charles R. Sprowl
lKatliearine Ferrin Adsil: Stewart
Sheldon C. ullerton S. Cadwell Swanson
Muth Geddes Jane Thayer
Ginevra Ginn M targaret TUhompson
D k ,Goldsmith Richard L. Tobin
orris Croverman Elizabeth Valentine
Ross Gustin Tarold 0. Warren, Jr,
Margaret Harris Charles Whihe
lavid B. Hlempstead C., Lionel Willens
G.iCllen Isennedy John C. Willoughby
tean Levy Nathan WVise
Russell E. McCracken Barbara Wright
Dorothy Magee Vivian Zimit

cal or moral mishap, and thus by AN ESSAY VLADIMIR HOROWITZ.
paternalism our universities hopeI
to grow a race free from everything ON HUMOR MAGAZINES Staid New York critics, always
but the noblest minds, purest ideas,' wary of thgeir essential sanity and
and loveliest motives. (Ed. Note: This is not to be construed as an I
attack on Michigan's humor magazine: it is balance ,nd especially cool about
It appears that this spineless rather meant to be a defense and commenda- pianists ;coming in through Ellis
tranquillity is to be the fruit of our tion of its current Vanity Fair number, which A
civilization. This decadence today !illusrates pretty well the objectives we have { Island with European reputations,
-et i o uh mgzne n thi'aricle).
stands virtually unopposed even in et up or suc magazines in ts arti. jhave plunged into Hunekerian pur-
those places where the leaders of I have frequently challenged the pie about the young Russian pian-
tomorrow are being trained: sub- editors of college humor magazines'ist who made his first American
missively it is received from some- to justify the continuance of theirI tour last year. 4 slim frail youth
where ab by all but a few radi- publications Their defense has
cal flre-brahds who flame for a mo- of twenty-five years has been un-
ment and then are quenched by a always been vigorous and dramatic, comprisingly labeled "Titan of the ~
soft-boiled public opinion. ; but seldom cogent or to the point. pianoforte," "a modern Michael of
It is doubtful' if intellectual: The purpose, according to them, is the flamln
the lamig sword," "a Caesar ofit

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BETTER THAN BOOKS.
Classes and studies are, or should
be, our major interest at Michigan.
The mental exercise, the polish and
culture we gain from our efforts
cannot be valued too highly. Yet
there must be something more. A
college training cannot be called
complete if we depart with only
a rather superficial veneer glean-
ed from textbooks, while the "A"
grade is by no means the mark of
the genius. When considered as
such, it warps our perspective.
The requisite addition, so vital
to the well developed man, is to be j
found in extra-curricular activi-
ties; these form an integral part of
college training, particularly when
co-ordinated with classroom work.
Debating, athletics, campus or-
ganizations such as the Union and
the S. C. A., and the various pub-
lications are a few of the fields
open to freshmen after they have
completed one semester in the
University.
The Daily, probably the most

to break through the aura of so- the piano." His enthusiastic recep-
phistication that surrounds the un-' tion by the whole American conti-
dergraduates and-so the argu- nent has been unparalleled since 3
ment runs-make him a boy again, the first dramatic appearances of
just once a month. This, of course, Brailowsky some years ago. Ann
illuminates a paradox. The argu- Arbor, which heard him in the
ment contends that the college stu- Rachmaninoff Concerto last year,
dent is fraught with over-sophisti- is fortunate enough this year toil
cation and that he is becoming pre- get him in recital-a privilege that
matured. The product of the edi- even Detroit has not yet enjoyed.
tors, on the other hand, manifest The story of Horowitz's earlier
in the magazine itself which pro- years is hardly as exciting as these
fesses among other things to por- past two years. It is the story of
tray the true collegiate spirit with I yd
the element of sophistication a boy struggling toward that mas-l
washed away, portrays an individ- tery of his medium which is so daz-
ual, or rather a type, incapable of zling today. He was no prodigy,
being sophisticated. I playing Hungarian Fantasies at the
The point is that the college hu- ae of six. In fact, he was very
mor magazine has no purpose other quietly buried in the conservatory Ju
than the promulgation of buffoon- uid -teUosrvtr
ery. It does not reach toward wit, of music in the small town of Kieff* Exai
it does not ascend to satire, it is under the tutelage of Professorl
not elevated to burlesque (unless Felix Brumenfeld until he was sev-: bool
its grotesque caricature of college enteen years of age. His first pub-13
people is burlesque); it rather lic appearances were in the smaller t e
stoops to the unintellectual, the cities of Russia. Two years aftert you
sensual. Its success, after all, lies his graduation he made his first 3
in its appeal to the unguarded mo- appearance in Petrograd and was that
ment, and hence its very success in (so wildly received that during the
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A NATION OF AMOEBAS
It is a serious question whetherj
this country is not becoming too
civilized. With the advent during
the past three or four decades of
considerable excess wealth and a'
corresponding anfount of leisure,
our national life has lost most of
Its rigorous, gritty character and
developed a passion for luxury,
softness, ,and ease. Everything
seamy, sordid, or sorrowful has
been swooped upon by some, sort
of a reformer or ministering angel.
War has been outlawed, and the
open saloon with its attendant
evils abolished. Myri'ad welfare
organizations have sprung to the
relief of poverty, and the inherent
kindness of man, given leisure for
expression, has founded the flour-
ishing Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals.
Unfortunately, however, this
movement has outgrown the nat-
ural desire to alleviate physical
distress, and more recently has be-
come characterized by fanaticism.
Not only was the saloon abolished,
but the law attempted to do away
with all alcoholic drinks. Prison
reformers have preached the cod-
dling of criminals. Organizations
have sprung up such as the Watch
and Ward society and the Metho-
dist Board of Prohibition, Temper-
ance, and Public Morals. Meas-
ures for purging society such as
birth control and the sterilization of
criminals and mental defectives
have been violently opposed by
people too full of the milk of hu-
man kindness to be practical. Our
jury system has been endangered
by mushy sentiment in the mouths
of sobbing lawyers; insanity has
been increasingly accepted as an
excuse for murder; and the death
penalty has repeatedly met legisla-
tive defeat as too harsh a measure.
Efforts of a few progressive physi-
cians to shorten the agony of death
from incurable diseases or to let
hopelessly deformed babies die at
birth have met legal and spiritual
condemnation.

importantigentite nisensory appeal is momentary. one season he played twenty-three
important single unit in the Uni-ms,
versity for shaping campus opin- e **time
ion, has much to offer tryouts. The The following year occurred his
newspaper experience that each The humor publication cries loud tour of Europe that may very pos-
member of the staff obtains is of' and is heard often on the campus, sibly go down in history. From
great practical value. Although but it is the shout of the dying con- Berlin to Barcelona, from Paris to
many have questioned the success sciousness of the small boy wrapped Rome, from Leningrad to London;
of the college paper as a journal- within the man. Most of the last- he traveled, eliciting purple criti-
ism laboratory, one night spent ing enjoyment of the work must cism everywhere, astounding all
writing headlines or reading proof, be subjective, the satisfaction of an critics by the richness of his reper-
slug by slug, will afford sufficient inner urge on the part of the edi- tory as well as by the excellence of
evidence to destroy all skepticism! tors who have not yet learned, or his rendition of it. The Berlin
on this score. cared to learn, the quite manful I critics hailed him as the successor'
The chief advantage to be de- process of checking that inner of Busoni, the Moscow critics as the
rived from work on The Daily, urge. Allowing one's purely sen- son of Rubinstein. Without the!,
however, is found in the numerous sual desire for banal amusement go help-of-eadventitious publicity (he!
associations that are made. Inter- rampant is not a healthful being qute daring in attempting'
views with well known faculty men 1 catharsis; surely it is a cure for such a complete European tour
and visiting lecturers important in nothing, not even the sin of over- while still unknown) he established$
ndr variousl fiesundoubtedlytof-sophistication and the resulting himself as one of the most inter-
fer opportunity for forming con-in mental and spiritual old age! The esting performers of the day. His
tacts otherwise impossible, there- reason for the continued appear- American reception has quite suc-
by broadening the student immea- ance of the humor publication Is, cessfully strengthened his position.
surably. Associations with other I suppose, due to an intellectual I, a
members of the staff often develop shyness that besets a certain group,
into close friendship, which is, af- generation after generation and on All in all, it is a romantic career;
ter all, perhaps the most valuable nearly every campus. And it is a romantic external career, for a
hIined shyness rather than inability. The pianist who, in performance is em-
What h s been said of The Daily.fact is simply that the group inently a classicist. Horowitz's tech-
is true of the other publications, have not yet matured. For this nique, of course, is phenomenal.
with minor alterations, and the reason it is wrong to condemn Thus the temptation to exploitation
importance of participating in them. One cannot presuppose a is strong. But he uses it strictly !
some form of extra-curricular act- campus populated by students as equipment, never as exhibition.
uivitiescan hardly be overempha- whose itellectual and artistic de-tHis style is far removed from that
sized. When the calls for tryouts = velopment has reached an end- of the hirsute thunderers who
come next semester, there should point on the same plane. The hu- push concertos into our ears. His
and probably will be a large num- morists go their punning way and manner is cold and external and
ber of freshmen at the Union, the poke about among jokes that ex- simple; above all, honest. His is no
Gargoyle, or, The Daily who wish ploit the college life of their per- opulent, satiny, lingering touch
Io share in the benefits ihI sonal Utopias. Simple justice seeking to stretch little moments
to har i th bneftsMichigan sol
offers should permit this on the face of out to eternity. Well-related forms
-o__things. But when within their issue in perfect definition. Horo-
W r s drealm there remain virgin soils to witz has the intellectual grasp of
We were asked today: If Profes- be cultivated to productivity, it ap- his duty and consistently gives a
sor Meader gave a bolt in Russian'I
lit would that be another Deferred J pears unjust that the waste should lucid exposition of the writing. His
Russian plan? continue. It is indeed surprising style represents a vitality that has
that the humorists themselves its source of genuine feelings (mu-'
We are given to understand that have not . aspired to better their sical impulses) but that are organ-
Wthe Klaxon horn people have re- aproduction 'long ago, especially ized consciously by the intellect
thed K laxon hornpeoe haven r since the means are already within and perfectly translated into terms
taned Helen Kane to invent a their grasp. of piano-playing. When the music
horn that will go: Whfoop-whfoop-,
,a-doop. * * is mediocre (as I think in both
ra-oop'concertos that I have heard him I
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It is queer that the humorists play) our reaction is curious, alert,
ishould hold themselves in such and reflective rather than sensa-
Campus Opinion splendid isolation. With a little ef- tionai
Contibutos ar as e to I r fort they might extend themselves The recital Friday night, when
confining themselves to"less than coo j to include not only their own out- he will play the following program
} words of possible. Anonymous comn- 1
inunications will be disregarded. The look on life (as set forth in their of good music, should prove the
aegafrdedmas confinntI il, phonre magazines) but also to hurl darts most interesting concert of the
* uest. Letters published shoul( not be at the other groups. By means of Choral Union Series:
construed as expre'$ing the' editorial termsefciv wapnth
opinion of The ail. their most effective weapon, the Organ Prelude and Fugue, D
j i cartoon, they might poke fun at major............Bach-Busoni
FORK OVER, F RATS! the entire college world. Instead mCapriccio...............Scarlatti
To the Editor: they are content to picture only
In Sunday's Daily I read of the their own fantasy of college life as Two Intermezzi, Op. 118, 119 I
pitiable condition of the finances expressed in pretty co-eds in .
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cry is being raised about finances.
Belonging to a fraternity auto-
matically gives privileges: I won't
mention them but we all know!
what they are. The fact remains,,
the fraternity man has several ad-

Sture. An ii they would turn from
the expression of their own world Ballade. G minor
alone and include (in ridiculous Two Mazurkas
manner if they wish, and better Impromptu, A flat
so) the other worlds, they would not Etude, F major
only succeed in establishing their Valse brilliante
own place in the collegiate uni-
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